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The Center for Bright Beams, A National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center

Teachers Workshop at ASU

K-12 Teacher profesional development for Elementary, Middle School & High School STEM Teachers

  • Workshops Featuring Physical Science Hands-on Activities
  • Presentations from Arizona State University and Cornell University Faculty & Students
  • Professional Development Certificate Provided

Register here by March 8th:


Workshop Agenda:

9:30am – 10:00am Registration and breakfast
10:00am – 11:00am Workshop 1 session
11:00am - 12:00pm Workshop 2 session
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch & Talk
1:00pm – 2:00pm Workshop 3 session
2:00pm - 3:00pm Workshop 4 session
3:00pm  - 3:30pm Grad Student Panel (Journey into STEM)/Collect PD Certificate

Workshop Options:

  1. Resistance Tube - What is electrical resistance? Have your students use a resistance tube to find out what factors affect the resistance of a wire.
  2. Which Tape is Stickiest (Friction Calculator)? New Kit Students will test to find out which tape has the most friction by rolling a ball down a ramp and measuring the stopping distance. They will also use data to predict stopping distances.
  3. Physics of Collisions New Kit  - What happens when objects collide? Students will explore how energy changes when objects collide by rolling marbles on a ramp.
  4. Electromagnets - How can an electric current produce a magnetic field? How can a magnet produce a current? Students will explore these concepts as they test out different variables to create the strongest electromagnet. Older students can construct a paper speaker.
  5. ASU Lab Tours - What does a research lab look like? Take a tour of some of the ASU labs to learn about some of the research that is going on and what kind of instruments are used.

Download the flyer here.